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ERIC Number: EJ878419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 123
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Stepping outside the Master Script: Re-Connecting the History of American Education
Swartz, Ellen
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n2 p173-186 Spr 2007
Inaccurate and incomplete presentations of American education history in teacher education programs play a central role in the poor preparation of pre-service teachers. This article exemplifies how the praxis of late 19th and 20th century African descent educators--who viewed education as a vehicle for freedom and an affirmation of humanity--informed the democratic agenda claimed by their White counterparts. This informing praxis has been hidden in master scripted accounts of the history of American education through a White/normative belief structure of race, which has created a disconnection between emancipatory African descent educators and White reform-minded educators to this day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States